No fewer than eight persons were neutralized on Monday in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State today.
Trouble began when student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara allegedly blasphemed Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
Following the blasphemy irate students descended on him and gave him a severe beating.
Hanging on by the eyelid, a Good Samaritan named Tajudeen took the wounded student in his car and rode off to the hospital.
Infuriated by Tajudeen’s act, the angry crowd, who seem to know Tajudeen proceeded to his house and torched it.
Eight persons were neutralized in that house.
Following the incident, Governor Abdulaziz Yari called for an emergency Security Council meeting over the occurrence.
The Governor expressed shock stating that “No stone will be left unturned until all those behind the act are brought to book”.
Thereafter, the police imposed a 12-hour curfew from 7pm to 7am in the community till further notice.
The state governor accompanied hundreds of people to bury the deceased, who were reportedly neutralized in the inferno.
In a related development, the Department of State Services, DSS, said it has arrested one Mudahsiru Jibrin.
Jibrin is taunted as one of the spiritual leaders of Boko Haram in Kano State.
According to DSS, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was also the mastermind of the neutralization of some students at a Secondary School in 2013 in Yobe State.
DSS’ spokesman, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, said the agency has also made other arrests.
He said that following text messages sent by one Aikhoje Moses, the agency traced the fugitive to Benin-Asaba expressway, Edo State.
Moses had allegedly threatened the diplomatic community in Nigeria, particularly the Consular-Generals of Switzerland and Denmark and their Embassies.
He said he’d neutralize them except they left the country.